Tom Cruise

BirthDay:

03 Jul 1962

BirthPlace:

Syracuse, New York, USA

BirthName:

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Bio:

If you had told fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not-too-distant future he would be considered one of the top hundred movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to become a priest. None the less, this sensitive, deeply religious youngster who was born in July 1962 in Syracuse, New York, was destined to become Tom Cruise, one of the highest paid and most sought-after actors in screen history. Tom is the only son (among four children) of nomadic parents, Mary Lee (Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, both originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He is of Irish, German, and English descent.

Tom spent his boyhood eternally on the move, and by the time he was fourteen, had attended fifteen different schools in the U.S. and Canada. He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his mother and her new husband. While in high school, he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career. The next fifteen years of his life are the stuff of legends. He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love (1981) and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences. Within five years Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top grossing films of the decade including Top Gun (1986); The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). By the 1990s and 2000s he was one of the highest paid actors in the world earning an average fifteen million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), and Jerry Maguire (1996) - for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor.

In 1990, he renounced his devout Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology, stating that Scientology teachings had cured him of the dyslexia that had plagued him all of his life. He has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers (from 1987 to 1990), Nicole Kidman (from 1990 to 2001), with whom he has two children, and Katie Holmes (from 2006 to 2012), with whom he has a daughter. A kind and thoughtful man well known for his compassion and generosity, Tom Cruise is one of the best liked members of the movie community. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV has indeed come a long way from the lonely wanderings of his youth.
Filmography

Actor ( 199 credits )

M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (2018) Ethan Hunt
American Made (2017) Barry Seal
The Mummy (2017) Tyler Colt
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher
The Big Short (2015) Maverick (archive footage)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) Ethan Hunt
Xuxa Meneghel (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Cage
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Duels (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
Oblivion (2013) Jack
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Jack Reacher (2012) Reacher
Rock of Ages (2012) Stacee Jaxx
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2012)  Charlie Babbitt (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Maverick (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Evening Urgant (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) Ethan Hunt
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Prophets of Science Fiction (2011)  John Anderton (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Special Feature - Soaring in Dubai (2011) Himself
Knight and Day (2010) Roy Miller
VIP zprávy (2010)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010)
Face 2 Face (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Sex, Drugs & Religion (2010) Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010)
Storymakers (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Eiga no tatsujin 2: End Credits (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Richard Roeper & the Movies (2009)  Roy Miller (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Valkyrie (2008) Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
Tropic Thunder (2008) Les Grossman - Grossman's Office
Religulous (2008) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
August (2008) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Huckabee (2008)  Jerry Maguire (in 'Jerry Maguire') (1 episode, 2013)
Another Sky (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
The Gruen Transfer (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Tellement People (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rude Tube (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Don't Tell My Booker!!! (2007) Himself
Lions for Lambs (2007) Senator Jasper Irving
The Spirit of Money (2007) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Red Eye (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Kig Ind TV (2007)  Himself (archive footage)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Charlie Babbitt (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
First Cut (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Un jour, un destin (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Himself / Ethan Hunt / Ray Ferrier (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mission: Impossible III (2006) Ethan Hunt
The Queen (2006) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The ONE Show (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Close Up (2006)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Amor mío (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
La imagen de tu vida (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Hollywood Science (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
1 Leicester Square (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
War of the Worlds (2005) Ray Ferrier
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (unknown episodes)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005)
Buenafuente (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
What's the Problem? With Anne Robinson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
80s (2005)  Brian Flanagan / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 20
Collateral (2004) Vincent
CMT Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Last Samurai (2003) Nathan Algren
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest / ... (7 episodes, 2008-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
4Pop (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Pânico na TV (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Love Chain (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Himself / Famous Austin ('Austinpussy')
Minority Report (2002) Chief John Anderton
Space Station 3D (2002) Narrator (voice)
Top Gear (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Mornings with Kerri-Anne (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
World Film Report (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Vanilla Sky (2001) David Aames
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
History vs. Hollywood (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Rank (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
The Ray Martin Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
+ de cinéma (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) Himself, also narrator
Mission: Impossible II (2000) Ethan Hunt
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Diary (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Actor / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Magnolia (1999) Frank T.J. Mackey
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Dr. William Harford
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
TRL Italy (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Exclusif (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
VH-1 Behind the Movie (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Junket Whore (1998) Himself
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (4 episodes, 2003-2006)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Greatest (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Comme au cinéma (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
El informal (1998)  El Cunao (archive footage) (1 episode, 2002)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bl!tz (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jerry Maguire (1996) Jerry Maguire
Mission: Impossible (1996) Ethan Hunt
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2009)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (5 episodes, 1996-2002)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2006-2014)
Smap×Smap (1996)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Ôsama no buranchi (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2014)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) Lestat de Lioncourt
The Magic School Bus (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Himself (4 episodes, 2002-2014)
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Firm (1993) Mitch McDeere
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2004-2012)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
A Few Good Men (1992) Lt. Daniel Kaffee
Far and Away (1992) Joseph Donnelly
Dateline NBC (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2013)
Getaway (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself (7 episodes, 1996-2012)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (4 episodes, 1994-2014)
Investigative Reports (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2001)
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Memories of 1970-1991 (1991)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Days of Thunder (1990) Cole Trickle
Stern TV (1990)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989) Ron Kovic
The Making of 'Born on the Fourth of July' (1989) Himself / Ron Kovic
Primetime Wednesday (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Domingão do Faustão (1989)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Rain Man (1988) Charlie Babbitt
Cocktail (1988) Brian Flanagan
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1989-2010)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1999-2008)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
The Color of Money (1986) Vincent Lauria
Top Gun (1986) Maverick
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (10 episodes, 2003-2011)
The Movie Show (1986)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1995)
Legend (1985) Jack
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Northwest Afternoon (1984)  Himself
All the Right Moves (1983) Stefen Djordjevic
Risky Business (1983) Joel Goodsen
Losin' It (1983) Woody
The Outsiders (1983) Steve Randle
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Waratte iitomo! (1982)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Taps (1981) Cadet Captain David Shawn
Endless Love (1981) Billy
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (54 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Tetsuko's Room (1976)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Parkinson (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
A Current Affair (1971)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Panorama (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Top Gun 2 (0) Maverick
Van Helsing (0)
Luna Park (0)
Luna Park (0)

Producer ( 20 credits )

M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (2018) producer
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) producer
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) producer
Jack Reacher (2012) producer
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) producer
Mission: Impossible III (2006) producer
Ask the Dust (2006) producer
Elizabethtown (2005) producer
Suspect Zero (2004) producer (uncredited)
The Last Samurai (2003) producer
Shattered Glass (2003) executive producer
Narc (2002) executive producer
Vanilla Sky (2001) producer
The Others (2001) executive producer
Mission: Impossible II (2000) producer
Without Limits (1998) producer
Mission: Impossible (1996) producer
Van Helsing (0) producer
Luna Park (0) producer
Luna Park (0) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Days of Thunder (1990) (story)

Director ( 1 credit )

Fallen Angels (1993) (1 episode, 1993)

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